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A Questionable Shape

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*Bard Fiction Prize 2014
*The Believer Book Award Finalist
*One of the Best Books of 2013 --Complex MagazineBook RiotSlateThe L MagazineNPR's 'On Point,' Salon

Mazoch discovers an unreturned movie sleeve, a smashed window, and a pool of blood in his father's house; the man has gone missing. So he creates a list of his father's haunts and asks Vermaelen to help track him down.

However, hurricane season looms over Baton Rouge, threatening to wipe out any undead not already contained, and eliminate all hope of ever finding Mazoch's father.

Bennett Sims turns typical zombie fare on its head to deliver a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss.

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About the Author :

Bennett Sims is the author of the novel A Questionable Shape, which received the Bard Fiction Prize and was a finalist for The Believer Book Award, and the collection White Dialogues. He is a recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society Fellowship. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, ConjunctionsElectric Literature, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story, as well as in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. He has taught at Bard College, Grinnell College, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Review :

*Bard Fiction Prize 2014
*The Believer Book Award Finalist
*One of the Best Books of 2013 --Complex Magazine, Book Riot, Slate, The L Magazine, NPR's 'On Point,' Salon

"Equal parts David Foster Wallace and Richard Matheson [...] A Questionable Shape is certainly the first Proustian zombie novel, but hopefully not the last horror novel of ideas."
--Slate

"Bennett Sims delivers a disquisition on the idea of the zombie, combining low and high culture in a firework display of extended metaphors, obscure vocabulary and intellectual sparks...[A Questionable Shape] is ambitious and thought-provoking."
--The Guardian

"A Questionable Shape is a novel for those who read in order to wake up to life, not escape it, for those who themselves like to explore the frontiers of the unsayable. [A Questionable Shape] is more than just a novel. It is literature. It is life."
--The Millions

"A Questionable Shape is a rewriting of the genre in rather literal sense...Sims's zombie novel perhaps contains the highest proportion of great descriptions of light per page since Proust."
--Los Angeles Review of Books

"The smartest zombie novel since Colson Whitehead's Zone One."
--Ron Charles, Washington Post

"A Questionable Shape presents the yang to the yin of Whitehead's Zone One, with chess games, a dinner invitation, and even a romantic excursion. Echoes of [Thomas] Bernhard's hammering circularity and [David Foster] Wallace's bright mind that can't stop making connections are both present. The point is where the mind goes, and, in that respect, Sims has his thematic territory down cold."
--The Daily Beast

"Evokes the power of David Foster Wallace with a narrative that's cerebral, strangely beautiful, philosophical, and pretty, well, brilliant."
--Bustle

"Unlike anything I'd ever read. Underlying the seemingly quirky subject matter of Sims's novel is a notable linguistic dynamism and impressive command of philosophical challenges. Sims' work has a life of its own."
--Full Stop

"Bennett Sims is insanely talented. Over and over again, Sims demonstrates astonishing skill with image. In the details of his characters, Sims is nothing short of brilliant. [A Questionable Shape is] an extraordinarily prodigious debut novel."
--Electric Literature's 'The Outlet' 

"My favorite novel of 2013... complex, erudite, and profoundly affecting. A Questionable Shape, Sims' debut, reveals him to be a writer of great range, depth, and intelligence, who has only just begun to show us what he has to say... Groundbreaking."
--The American Reader

"Sims demonstrates he isn't just smart--he's brilliant; his book's not beautiful--it's gorgeous. It's sensitive, insightful and ruminative, which aren't always things you get to say about zombie fiction, let alone most books."
--The L Magazine

"Brilliantly sensitive, whip-smart... Sims' genius lies in how he builds a terrifically engrossing and utterly unique novel, not in spite, but rather because of the familiarity of the material. A book that is just as touching and funny as it is riotously smart."
--The Rumpus

"[A Questionable Shape is] much more W.G. Sebald than George A. Romero. And I loved it. Bennett Sims: you are a brilliant writer. A Questionable Shape was a huge success for me. It's easily one of the best books I'll read this year."
--Book Riot

"Bennett Sims is a writer fearsomely equipped with an intellectual and linguistic range to rival a young Nabokov's, Nicholson Baker's gift for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities entirely his own. A Questionable Shape announces a literary talent of genre-wrecking brilliance."
--Wells Tower    

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Description du livre Two Dollar Radio, United States, 2013. Paperback. État : New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The smartest zombie novel since Colson Whitehead s Zone One. -Ron Charles, The Washington Post A Questionable Shape presents the yang to the yin of Whitehead s Zone One, with chess games, a dinner invitation, and even a romantic excursion. Echoes of [Thomas] Bernhard s hammering circularity and [David Foster] Wallace s bright mind that can t stop making connections are both present. The point is where the mind goes, and, in that respect, Sims has his thematic territory down cold. -The Daily Beast A thinking fan s zombie novel. one that asks the question: Do we lose our humanity when the world starts to crumble? -Atlanta Journal-Constitution Yes, it s a zombie novel, but also an emotionally resonant meditation on memory and loss. -San Francisco Chronicle Compressed, copiously footnoted and literary, Bennett Sims A Questionable Shape focuses on a zombie outbreak s effect on a young man and his girlfriend in a single week, in which he and his best friend undertake a quixotic, zombie-strewn search for a missing father. -Los Angeles Times Evokes the power of David Foster Wallace with a narrative that s cerebral, strangely beautiful, philosophical, and pretty, well, brilliant. -Bustle A Questionable Shape is a novel for those who read in order to wake up to life, not escape it, for those who themselves like to explore the frontiers of the unsayable. [A Questionable Shape] is more than just a novel. It is literature. It is life. -The Millions Brilliantly sensitive, whip-smart. Sims genius lies in how he builds a terrifically engrossing and utterly unique novel, not in spite, but rather because of the familiarity of the material. A book that is just as touching and funny as it is riotously smart. -The Rumpus Bennett Sims is a writer fearsomely equipped with an intellectual and linguistic range to rival a young Nabokov s, Nicholson Baker s gift for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities entirely his own. A Questionable Shape announces a literary talent of genre-wrecking brilliance. -Wells Tower Mazoch discovers an unreturned movie sleeve, a smashed window, and a pool of blood in his father s house; the man has gone missing. So he creates a list of his father s haunts and asks Vermaelen to help track him down. However, hurricane season looms over Baton Rouge, threatening to wipe out any undead not already contained, and eliminate all hope of ever finding Mazoch s father. Bennett Sims turns typical zombie fare on its head to deliver a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss. Bennett Sims was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he currently teaches at the University of Iowa, where he is the Provost Postgraduate Visiting Writer in fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781937512095

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Description du livre Two Dollar Radio, United States, 2013. Paperback. État : New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The smartest zombie novel since Colson Whitehead s Zone One. -Ron Charles, The Washington Post A Questionable Shape presents the yang to the yin of Whitehead s Zone One, with chess games, a dinner invitation, and even a romantic excursion. Echoes of [Thomas] Bernhard s hammering circularity and [David Foster] Wallace s bright mind that can t stop making connections are both present. The point is where the mind goes, and, in that respect, Sims has his thematic territory down cold. -The Daily Beast A thinking fan s zombie novel. one that asks the question: Do we lose our humanity when the world starts to crumble? -Atlanta Journal-Constitution Yes, it s a zombie novel, but also an emotionally resonant meditation on memory and loss. -San Francisco Chronicle Compressed, copiously footnoted and literary, Bennett Sims A Questionable Shape focuses on a zombie outbreak s effect on a young man and his girlfriend in a single week, in which he and his best friend undertake a quixotic, zombie-strewn search for a missing father. -Los Angeles Times Evokes the power of David Foster Wallace with a narrative that s cerebral, strangely beautiful, philosophical, and pretty, well, brilliant. -Bustle A Questionable Shape is a novel for those who read in order to wake up to life, not escape it, for those who themselves like to explore the frontiers of the unsayable. [A Questionable Shape] is more than just a novel. It is literature. It is life. -The Millions Brilliantly sensitive, whip-smart. Sims genius lies in how he builds a terrifically engrossing and utterly unique novel, not in spite, but rather because of the familiarity of the material. A book that is just as touching and funny as it is riotously smart. -The Rumpus Bennett Sims is a writer fearsomely equipped with an intellectual and linguistic range to rival a young Nabokov s, Nicholson Baker s gift for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities entirely his own. A Questionable Shape announces a literary talent of genre-wrecking brilliance. -Wells Tower Mazoch discovers an unreturned movie sleeve, a smashed window, and a pool of blood in his father s house; the man has gone missing. So he creates a list of his father s haunts and asks Vermaelen to help track him down. However, hurricane season looms over Baton Rouge, threatening to wipe out any undead not already contained, and eliminate all hope of ever finding Mazoch s father. Bennett Sims turns typical zombie fare on its head to deliver a wise and philosophical rumination on the nature of memory and loss. Bennett Sims was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he currently teaches at the University of Iowa, where he is the Provost Postgraduate Visiting Writer in fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781937512095

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